Take a step back to the 1960’s when the last services were held at the Armenian Chapel in Surat
This page would not be possible without the help from the following people
Arpine Gyulinyan and her husband Piyush Dalal
Sanjay Choksi and Himanshu Desai
from the Surat Science Museum, all for locating the cemetery and donating their photographs to my Armenian Graves in India Project,
Professor Sebouh Aslanian, Assistant Professor, Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History UCLA along with Very Reverend Father Krikor Maksoudian, of Arlington, Massachusetts, a professor of Armenian Church History and also a past Director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center in New York City.
Both of these respected scholars have the exceptional knowledge of the rare ‘Julfan dialect’, the style in which the graves were written and sculpted. I am grateful to them, and all my volunteer contributors for finding the time and contributing the modern Armenian and English translations of these very important graves which until now, have never before been translated into English.
GULBIJAN – David Gulbijan